Photographed by Martina Ruffini

Story

This image was taken at an outdoor styled shoot and our model, Catherine, did a great job posing for this image. I decided to play with the veil and accessories by creating this sort of ‘crown’ since the theme of the shoot was “a muse that inspires every artist”, and Catherine portrayed exactly this. We chose to do the shoot at a villa in Tuscany and this particular shot was made using a rather tall hedge as a background. These hedges are incredibly beautiful here in Italy and fortunately, the villa had them in its garden.
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Directions

CalmGentleNaturalSerious

“Breathe, look down and close your eyes. Try and imagine that you are the embodiment of an artist’s muse. “
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Composition

Center FramedClose UpIntimate Framing

I am always studying composition, in every little thing each day and I am especially inspired by the world of cinema. I love centered compositions and I tend to look at Kubrik’s films for inspiration.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on the brides eyes Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightMoodyNatural LightShadeAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/1000 f/2.8 ISO 100 WB Auto

Camera

sony A390

Lens

Sony 35mm f/1.4

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic meridian hero preset

This image was edited with

meridian hero preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Wedding / Event Venue Italy

Villa Pazzi al Parugiano

Via Montalese, 223, 59013 Montemurlo PO, Tuscany

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Martina Ruffini

Photographer Italy sony A9 35 mm
The passion for art was born with me and before my approach to photography I draw for many years. At 18 I bought my first analogue camera and since I like to get to the depths of things I worked hard to learn the development techniques in my homemade darkroom. At the beginning I concentrated on portrait photography, also attending at courses and seminars. Shortly I found myself setting up my first photo exhibitions, in order to become, afterwards a full-time wedding professional.
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